What Do We Mean by ‘Tone’ Hen Talking About Photographs and Photography?

When talking about photography the term tone refers to the overall range of lightness and darkness, and color variation within an image. Also often referd to as ‘value’ the tone of an image can have a drastic effect on how an image ‘feels’; Images containing many dark tones often appear dramatic and sad while images featuring light tones appear happy and vibrant. juxtaposition between image subject and tone can be used to create jarring and powerful images. The difference between the lightest and darkest tones within an image is referred to as ‘Dynamic-Range’.